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RARE, 1991 Alfa Romeo Spider S-4 Series Convertible

For immediate sale by owner, 1991 Alfa Romeo Spider S-4 series convertible. 93,000 miles, clean, runs great, great summer car, 5-speed, manual transmission, 120 horsepower, 2.0 liter, dual-overhead cam hemi-head model 2000 engine.Power windows, power mirrors. Leather seats. Red, tan interior, black convertible top. Many new parts. All previous work and parts, service records documented and provided. October 2010 Alameda, California SF Bay Area Alfa Romeo Association All-Italian Car and Motorcylcle Show show car. 2010 Concourse d'Elegance Pebble Beach 100 year Alfa Romeo Centennial show car. Needs a new antenna. Must sell. $10,000 or best offer, price negotiable.To contact, please call me on my cell phone, I do not have constant internet access. Photos on this site have problem downloading, have two photos downloaded on Craigs List ad. Call Tom Marciano, (510)-491-4942. Fremont, Ca.
 

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A Spider convertable? , Man you dont see many of those anymore.:D
 

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Actually, there is probably a grain of wisdom the seller(s) might pick up from these remarks, which seem to be gentle teasing at the worst.

For instance, whenever I see the word "rare" quoted in an ad for a vehicle or part that is obviously not rare, I automatically assume the seller is either badly informed or intentionally trying to prod a foolish person into snapping up something based upon their "rare" pronouncement. I NEVER buy anything from people who fluff their ads in this manner, as their credibility is pretty much nil, and their ethics at least in question.

A seller coming to a specialist site such as the BB would do much better to state "just the facts, ma'am", and trust that any buyers here will be reasonably well informed and know the market.
 

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You guys are missing the point. I find it comforting to know that I have a rare S4 convertible..........Bob
 

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Green ones rust less, the red ones are just asking for trouble by applying a red oxide to the outside!!
 

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Actually, there is probably a grain of wisdom the seller(s) might pick up from these remarks, which seem to be gentle teasing at the worst.

For instance, whenever I see the word "rare" quoted in an ad for a vehicle or part that is obviously not rare, I automatically assume the seller is either badly informed or intentionally trying to prod a foolish person into snapping up something based upon their "rare" pronouncement. I NEVER buy anything from people who fluff their ads in this manner, as their credibility is pretty much nil, and their ethics at least in question.

A seller coming to a specialist site such as the BB would do much better to state "just the facts, ma'am", and trust that any buyers here will be reasonably well informed and know the market.
I guess it all depends on your definition of 'rare'. In 1991, 20 years ago, my understanding is that Alfa imported 650 cars to the US, Spiders and 164's. I don't know the breakdown in numbers, but if you assume 50/50, then assume that half of them are now gone, that means there may be less than 160 ish US model 1991 Spiders.

I looked up 'rare' in the dictionary, there are no numbers associated with it. It just says 'infrequently occurring'. It's not a real stretch to say that 160 instances of a 20 year old item make it 'rare'. I guess it's all a matter of perspective.

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From wikipedia:
I have no idea if this is accurate.

Production 1970-1993[9]Year Units made
1970 2,539
1971 3,735
1972 4,121
1973 4,848
1974 5,107
1975 5,189
1976 4,338
1977 4,183
1978 3,868
1979 4,129
1980 5,584
1981 1,653
1982 1,923
1983 5,365
1984 6,587
1985 5,590
1986 7,215
1987 4,339
1988 4,090
1989 3,950
1990 7,106
1991 9,073
1992 3,640
1993 1,956

Almost every year the lions share came to the US.
 

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Actually, there is probably a grain of wisdom the seller(s) might pick up from these remarks, which seem to be gentle teasing at the worst.

For instance, whenever I see the word "rare" quoted in an ad for a vehicle or part that is obviously not rare, I automatically assume the seller is either badly informed or intentionally trying to prod a foolish person into snapping up something based upon their "rare" pronouncement. I NEVER buy anything from people who fluff their ads in this manner, as their credibility is pretty much nil, and their ethics at least in question.

A seller coming to a specialist site such as the BB would do much better to state "just the facts, ma'am", and trust that any buyers here will be reasonably well informed and know the market.
Yes, Yes, that's all I meant to convey by my comment. Nothing slanderous or malicious. Plus, if you see my 'time stamp' it was midnight and my diplomacy meter shuts off promptly at 9 pm each day.
 

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Well since it's after midnight, here goes: A guy logs onto an Alfa Romeo website and with his first and only post (to date) begins to describe to the membership exactly what an Alfa Romeo "is".

Count your blessings. He used an "f" and he left off the "r". An auspicious opening. A nice introduction and some pictures would have won me over.
 

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So, if we take Aldo/Wikipedia's info as gospel, the correct description of a 1991 would have been "least rare".

Good night Gracie.
 
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